Seen at the Movies: Gus Van Sant’s Last Days, a fictionalized accounting of rocker Kurt Cobain’s final hours, is being acclaimed in some quarters as a masterwork. But where some have seen mysterious depths under its stubbornly unrevealing surface, I just saw opacity. The Cobain character, here called Blake, is played by Michael Pitt, and for two hours the viewer watches him stumble around a ramshackle stone mansion and its grounds. He builds a campfire and sings "Home on the Range"; he eats ...
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